Worlds first facial transplant by ghafour
Please refresh the page and retry. T he world's first face transplant recipient, Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire, has died "after a long illness", a French hospital announced on Tuesday, amid reports her body started rejecting her face last year. Ms Dinoire made medical history in when she received a graft comprising the nose, lips and chin of a brain-dead donor. She required the huge transplant to replace parts of her face that had been mauled by her labrador while she was in a deep slumber after a suicide attempt. The hospital in Amiens, northern France, confirmed the death of "Mrs D.